Latest Climate history Stories
For years, North American fossils have been the guide post for the late Cretaceous extinction. Now, scientists are finding European fossils have just as much of a story to tell.
Small volcanic eruptions could have played a role in the so-called “warming hiatus” that has taken place over the past 15 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers report in a recent edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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Researchers from the University of California, Davis have found new evidence discrediting a controversial theory that a cosmic impact caused a thousand-year period of cold that coincided with the extinction of mammoths and other massive creatures.
This isn't the first time global warming has occurred. But will we survive it again?
Ocean temperatures around the world are increasing and one consequence of those rising temperatures is the release of methane from the sea floor off the coast of Washington.
As California finally experienced the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express last week, two climate scientists have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.
A new study is shedding new light on a sudden intense increase in rainfall that occurred in parts of Africa around 15,000 years ago.
November 2014 broke cold and snow records across North America, but according to a new BBC report, 2014 is still globally the warmest it has ever been.
New research, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, demonstrates for the first time that an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in
Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...
The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...
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